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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 99, October 28-31, 1856

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Identifier: DX03704975

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 99, October 28-31, 1856

Description: Regarding Mr. Falk's rage about Alf Waud's debt to him.

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him [Frank Bellew] immensely. [Fitz James] O'Brien comes up some times. [B.G.] Stone too has turned up, being in New York for the purpose of exhibiting and selling certain drawings of his — now on view at Goupils. They are the best things he has ever produced — which is not saying much. He reports them as nearly all sold. Old Falk has been writing letters full of wrath and despair touching Alf [Waud]’s debt — to Mrs [Celina] Jewell, to myself, to [Jesse] Haney (two letters!) and lastly to old [Charles] Jewell. How he discovered the addresses of the first and last I don't know. The letters are the most absurdly lachrymose, ungrammatical, demi-impertinent productions conceivable. He threatens to advertise Alf in the New York and Boston papers, to "never give no credit" to others &c, and otherwise bewails his anticipated loss of $35 most bitterly. Never was there such a tempest in a tea pot. I've written him a letter full of dignified impudence — in the third person, which will, I expect perfectly floor the old ass. There’s no fear of his losing his money — nor would Alf have served him the trick but for his over caution in accompanying him to New York. I’ve had a letter from Alf. All safe in Boston. A policeman told a friend of his he had authority to break open doors — anent the [Albert] Brainard enquiry. "Pleasant!" ejaculates Alf. Andrew

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-10-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Artists
Debt
Diaries
Police

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